A study finds that anorexia may not be a solely psychiatric condition. New research has found that the eating disorder anorexia nervosa is not purely a psychiatric condition but is also driven by metabolic factors. Anorexia nervosa affects between 1...
Research has found that nurses working 12 hour rotational shifts had less sleep and more disrupted sleep than their counterparts working 8 hour shifts. The research, conducted by Dr Ann Rheaume RN from Canada’s University of Moncton, assessed 28 nurses...
Recently elected Independent MP for the Victorian seat of Indi, Dr Helen Haines, has put healthcare at the forefront of her agenda, as she makes her first speech to the Federal Parliament. Dr Haines, a nurse and midwife by profession,...
Nurses, health advocates and patient groups are converging at Parliament House next Monday, 16th September, in a call for better patient access to medicinal cannabis. The delegation, which includes representatives from patient groups Epilepsy Action Australia, Chronic Pain Australia, Australian...
Petitioning against outdated and discriminatory rules, Nurse Connor Lynch and his partner, medical student Ky Ruprecht, have brought much needed attention back to the inability of gay men from being able to donate blood to help save lives in...
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety begins hearings on residential aged care facilities, or nursing homes, in Sydney today. The standards of nursing homes in Australia have been in the public eye since the Oakden Aged Mental...
Nurses and midwives are great at looking after the health of other people, but they’re notorious for not looking after themselves. Here’s our top tips for staying healthy during your career. Exercise! Yes, we know that you do walk a...
After going through a vein assessment, selecting treatment, and completing the treatment itself, you’d like to be sure that your varicose veins are gone for good. But can they come back? Unfortunately, it is possible. Here are three things you...
Higher education of any kind is a serious commitment, and nursing school is even more so. Classes are difficult, clinicals are long and the environment can be competitive and even cutthroat at times. Being prepared is key to succeeding...
More than 70 per cent of Australians want action on low wage growth according to a poll conducted for the ACTU. It found that 80 per cent of working Australians haven’t received a pay rise that has kept pace with...